By John Baimba Sesay
A total of thirty Sierra Leoneans on Tuesday 18th July 2017, arrived in China for a three-week training on Urbanization Construction Management, organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The set of 30 participants arrives just two weeks after a team of 30 media officials and journalists arrived in Beijing for a seminar on media related courses.
The participants are drawn from different ministries, departments, and agencies including ministries of agriculture and tourism, Sierra Leone Roads Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Freetown City Council.
Their three-week training session will be taking place in Hefei city, Anhui Province.
Edmond Abu from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, who also doubles as Team Leader, said they expect to learn a lot and return home with a wealth of knowledge on urbanization construction management.
Training and seminars are part of the Chinese development cooperation model with Sierra Leone.
During the first half of this year alone, over 150 Sierra Leoneans have arrived for different training opportunities, with more expected to come.